Oman

Capital Muscat

Population 4,420,133

Area 309,500 km2

Key facts

Oman is a country located in Western Asia. There are 3 countries (United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, Yemen) that Oman shares its borders with. The official language of Oman is Arabic. Traveling across Oman if English is your first (and only) language may be difficult due to language barriers.

In the EF English Competency Index (EF EPI), which assesses the language proficiency of non-native speaking countries, Oman was ranked 102nd out of 100 countries in 2021.

The national currency in Oman is Omani rial (OMR). The rial (ع.ر.) is subdivided into 1000 baisa (bz).

With today's currency rate, 1 EUR is worth 0.37 OMR and 1 USD is worth 0.39 OMR.

Omani
Banknotes

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Omani
Coins

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Check with your bank before your trip to find out if there are any fees for using your card abroad. Some banks do not charge fees when you use a foreign ATM or pay in foreign currency, but others may charge a fixed cost for each transaction or allow a limited number of free withdrawals. The travel card provided by Wise.com, Revolut or Monose might be an excellent option to cut down on transaction fees.

Ookla® Speedtest The average fixed internet speed in Oman is 89.01 Mbps and mobile is 99.09 Mbs.The global average is 139.19 Mbps and 77.74 Mbps respectively.

ATM Density The number of ATMs per person in Oman is close to the world average.41.33 ATMs per 100,000 people.The global average is 41.24.

SIM Registration In order to purchase a SIM card in Oman, a passport or ID is required as identification.

Socket types

There are 2 socket types used in Oman. Type C is a popular socket type throughout Europe (except the United Kingdom), Russia, and certain Asian countries. Type G is not very common around the world, so it might be a good idea to check if your electronics need an adapter.

Type C 240 V, 50 Hz  Type G 240 V, 50 Hz  

The sockets' shapes and voltage differ from country to country and a travel plug adapter may be required. Portable devices, such as phones, notebooks or tablets, usually handle the entire range of voltages used across the world (110-240V).

Food & Hotels

What hotel chains are present in Oman?

There are no Mariott hotels in Oman.

The Hilton hotel chain operates in Oman.

The IHG hotel chain operates in Oman.

The Best Western hotel chain operates in Oman.

There are Radisson hotels in 3 cities.

The Accor hotel chain operates in Oman.

What fast food chains are present in Oman?

If you are not a fan of trying new dishes, have a look at the following list of fast-food chains in Oman.

The McDonald's chain operates in Oman.

The KFC chain operates in Oman.

The Burger King chain operates in Oman.

The Subway chain operates in Oman.

The Domino's Pizza chain operates in Oman.

The Starbucks chain operates in Oman.

Weather

Today the sun in Muscat, rises at 5:55 AM and sets at 5:56 PM. The climate of Muscat may be categorized as a subtropical desert (BWh), according to Koppen's classification system.
TodaySep 29Partly cloudlyLow: 28.6°C (83.48°F)High: 32.1°C (89.78°F)
FridaySep 30Partly cloudlyLow: 28.9°C (84.02°F)High: 32.1°C (89.78°F)
SaturdayOct 1OvercastLow: 29°C (84.2°F)High: 32.2°C (89.96°F)
SundayOct 2Partly cloudlyLow: 28.5°C (83.3°F)High: 32.1°C (89.78°F)
MondayOct 3Partly cloudlyLow: 28.4°C (83.12°F)High: 31.8°C (89.24°F)
TuesdayOct 4Partly cloudlyLow: 27.1°C (80.78°F)High: 31.7°C (89.06°F)

Weather data for Muscat (capital city) by Open-Meteo.com

Transport

Railways There are no passenger trains available.

Subway Systems There is no subway system in any city.

Taxi Apps Unfortunately neither Uber nor Bolt are available in Oman.

Car Rental Avis , Sixt , Hertz are all available in Oman.

Road Connectivity Index (2016)  With a score of 6.5, Oman is placed 12th out of 129 nations.

Driving Side In Oman traffic is right-handed.

Safety

Theft Occurrence Rate  25.00 thefts per 100,000 people in 2020.The global average is 544.

Road Traffic Casualties 10.60 deaths per 100,000 people in 2019.The global average is 16.71.

Travel Advisory Level (U.S. DoS)  Level 2: Exercise increased caution. 

Emergency phones in Oman

999 Police
999 Ambulance
999 Fire police

Sources

Smoking & Alcohol

Smoking ban Inconsistent or only partially enforced smoke-free laws

Cananbis legality Both recreational and medicinal use of cannabis is prohibited.

Visa

What are visa requirements to enter Oman?

Currently, citizens of 87 countries can enter Oman without obtaining a visa. This figure includes nationals who can acquire a visa on arrival. Please note that you may be needed to get an electronic visa before arriving.

Use the list below to check visa requirements for your country to enter Oman.

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